Roof Training Group Members Gather for RoofCERT Talk

Richard Miller NFRC Head of Quality & Standards presenting to members of NW Roof Training Group

MEMBERS OF the North West Roof Training Group gathered together yesterday (23 May 2019) for a presentation on RoofCERT, the new roofing industry accreditation scheme.

The Mercure Haydock Hotel played host to the event, at which 40 individuals heard directly from Richard Miller, National Federation of Roofing Contractors’ (NFRC) Manager of Quality and Standards.

During the presentation, Richard stressed that accreditation was for operatives and installers, not companies. He then went on to explain the scheme, which includes; a knowledge test specific to the roofing discipline(s), attendance at seven mandatory training courses, the VQ and Experienced Worker route and further, the need for CPD to keep operatives up to date and to renew their accreditation every three years.

The presentation was followed by a mini-training session led by Charles Wilsoncroft, Executive Director HKA, on the provisions and requirements under the JCT16 suite of contracts, with regard to the party’s entitlements and liabilities to time and money. Titled “Delays, Damages, Disruption and Money”, delegates were left in no doubt that their top priority must be “record, record and record.”

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